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Meet Pavida: The Army Soldier and Shiftgig Specialist Who Worked Our 250,000th Shift

Pavida is a New York City transplant who has risen to the unexpected challenges she has faced throughout her life. She is honest, hardworking, and also happens to be the Shiftgig Specialist who worked our 250,000th shift.

In an effort to grow as a professional and meet people from different backgrounds and cultures, Pavida moved to New York City in 2014.  She started working as a busser at Fogo de Chao in Midtown and then, looking for a change, took a new job at JFK Airport as a host and server with Filk-British Airways. It was there she decided to enlist in the Army National Guard and realized that she needed to start looking for more flexible work. Her friend who worked with Shiftgig at the time introduced her to the app. She quickly submitted an application, amazed that she could find work and set her own schedule, all through one app.

Once Pavida officially joined Shiftgig, she aimed to pick up at least one shift every week. Now, she has worked over 130 shifts, including more steady, on-going shifts which she prefers.

“Shiftgig allows me to work in different places and environments. The company provides training and the opportunity to find the shifts that you like,” she explained. “Plus, the pay is great for gig work.  Since I started working with Shiftgig, I have made more money with fewer hours of work.”

Pavida’s favorite gigs are at Citi Field when she works as a food runner. “I can see the game and the Mets fans. The food is great and the shift is nice!”

Between working shifts and volunteering for the Honor Guards, Pavida doesn’t have too much extra time on her hands. In the hours she does have off, she heads over to the gym or watches her favorite shows at home. She also loves to carry over her passion for hospitality and cook Asian-fusion recipes for her friends.

“The good part of working in hospitality is people’s reaction to your service,” she told Shiftgig. “It is impressive how guests or people at your workplace show their appreciation and thank you for what you have done for them. It’s very rewarding.”

This month, Pavida worked Shiftgig’s 250,000 shift. We are incredibly grateful for her dedication and expertise and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.

November 16, 2016 | Kelly Hickey